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3 months ago

What is dreambox learning math

DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital math program that independent studies have found to raise student achievement and better prepare children for future success. Powered by the brilliance of each child, DreamBox combines a fun and engaging learning environment with a rigorous, standards-based, math curriculum. DreamBox promotes active learning and independent critical thinking by responding to each student’s strategies and decisions in the moment. Because DreamBox adapts lessons and recommendations based on the needs of each learner, children always have just the right level of support when and where it’s needed.


  • The only person that should be playing on your child’s account is your child. This is the only way DreamBox can assess their understanding of math concepts.
  • Plan at least 20 minutes for each session.
  • Use the Activity Feed in your Family Insight Dashboard to monitor your child’s progress. If they are stuck on a lesson, you can view it by hitting the ‘Play Lesson’ button and help guide them with facilitated discussion. Try to avoid helping them directly in their student environment.

Thinking About Division this is a good link that explains ways to think about division...especially when dividing by a fraction!

Check out these newsletters to help your child in math!

Making Sense of Math Current newsletter for parents
Making Sense of Math (2nd Six Weeks newsletter for parents)
Making Sense of Math (1st Six Weeks newsletter for parents)
Watch the video below for a good explanation of why math is being taught so differently today.

Dyslexia and Mathematics

I just read a book on this topic. It verifies much of what we already know and  gives some insight in how to work with these students.


  • Any task which calls for the processing of symbolic material at speed is likely to cause these students difficulty.
  • Dyslexic students have great problems with the memorization of facts, particularly multiplication facts.
  • If facts are taught and learned as separate facts, without patterns and inter-relationships, then the task is huge.
  • Dyslexics have difficulty with language, so if math is taught through that medium (lecture--where students are told what to do and expected to remember verbal instructions), they will find this hard.
  • Dyslexics do much better with a multi-sensory approach. This means they need manipulatives (no matter what math course or age of student) and strengthen the language they need to work with concepts.
  • The principal of doing first and then notating after is very important for these students.
  • Use of Base-10 blocks and Cuisenaire rods are of great help to these students.